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Josef Němec

Full name: Josef Němec
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: September 25, 1933 in České Budějovice, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: September 10, 2013 in České Budějovice, Jihočeský kraj, Czech Republic
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Josef Němec took up boxing at the end of 1940s and rose to prominence a decade later. During his career, Němec, who boxed as a heavyweight for his entire career, competed at three Olympic Games and four European Championships. He won Olympic bronze in 1960 and was 1963 European Champion, while taking a bronze at the 1957 and 1959 European Championships. He was also nine times national champion between 1956-68 and won 308 of 320 bouts during his career. During his boxing career, Němec worked as a truck driver for a local construction company and after finishing his sporting career worked as a boxing coach. In his later years, Němec was president of Budweiser Samson Boxing Club in České Budějovice.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Men's Heavyweight Czechoslovakia TCH 5T
1960 Summer 26 Roma Boxing Men's Heavyweight Czechoslovakia TCH 3T Bronze
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Boxing Men's Heavyweight Czechoslovakia TCH 9T

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Czechoslovakia TCH Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1956-11-29 Rademacher (USA) , Němec (TCH)
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Match #4 1 1956-11-24 Němec (TCH) bye
1960 Summer 26 Roma Boxing Czechoslovakia TCH Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1960-09-03 De Piccoli (ITA) , Němec (TCH) 1 57 58 56 60 58 289
1960 Summer 26 Roma Boxing Czechoslovakia TCH Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1960-09-02 Němec (TCH) , Price, Jr. (USA) 4 60 59 60 58 60 297 decision
1960 Summer 26 Roma Boxing Czechoslovakia TCH Round Two Match #1 1 1960-08-31 Němec (TCH) , Thomas (GBR) 3 60 60 59 58 59 296 decision
1960 Summer 26 Roma Boxing Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Match #1 1 1960-08-25 Němec (TCH) bye
1964 Summer 31 Tokyo Boxing Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Match #4 2 1964-10-15 Ros (ITA) , Němec (TCH) 1 58 60 58 57 58 291
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